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David Holler

HOLLER, David (deceased), formerly a prosperous farmer in Macomb Township, McDonough County, Ill., was a native of Pennsylvania, born November 28, 1818. He was a son of Daniel Holler, also born in that State, his mother being a Miss Smale before marriage. David Holler came to Illinois and settled in Macomb Township at an early period. He bought at first eighty acres of land, on forty-two acres of which he carried on farming for three years. He continued buying land, as opportunity offered, until he had acquired about 600 acres, all in Macomb Township. He was engaged in general farming and stock-raising, and in 1890 retired from active labors, moving to Bardolph, McDonough County, where he bought property and lived until his death, on March 28, 1902. He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, at Macomb.

On September 10, 1847, Mr. Holler was married to Lucinda Spangler, who was born in Pickaway County, Ohio. Eight children resulted from their union, namely: Eli, Sarah (Mrs. Joseph Gardner), Manda (Mrs. William Porter), Jemima (Mrs. William Clyde), Nelson, Frank, Ellen (who died in infancy), and David Allen, also deceased. Mr. Holler was a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Politically, he advocated the principles of the Democratic party. The subject of this sketch was a man of upright character, and enjoyed the respect and confidence of all who knew him.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 908, extracted 09 Mar 2019 by Norma Hass.

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